Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has condemned in the strongest terms, the often recurring senseless killings of citizens through reckless driving by operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service.
Masari also warned that the government will henceforth not condone any more of such incidents again.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the governor’s Director General on Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi.
According to Malumfashi, the governor’s position comes in the wake of the recent death of eight people who were run over by an operative of the Nigerian Customs service driving an official vehicle in Jibia town on Monday, August 9, 2021.
He noted that the governor, while extending his sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and those who sustained injuries, warned that the government would not fold its arm while law abiding citizens are killed with impunity by reckless government agents who are supposed to protect them.
The DG on media also quoted the governor as saying his government was considering instituting legal action against the Nigerian Customs Service so that it may serve as a deterrent against future occurrence of these fatal incidents, which according to him, have assumed a frightening regularity in the state.